Alaska was hit with a major earthquake Friday morning measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. According to Fox News, there were no reports of deaths or serious injuries, but there was some pretty serious damage — particularly given that it struck close to Alaska’s biggest city, Anchorage.
“The impact is very real, the impact is very hard, and it will require apparently a great deal of recovery and effort,” Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said.
“There are homes without power. There is some concern that you may have gas line breaks that could lead to potential further disasters.”
Among those whose homes were affected by the earthquake was former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
🙏🏼 for Alaska. Our family is intact – house is not… I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake.
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) November 30, 2018
So of course people wished her well and hoped things — oh wait, no, of course they didn’t. This is social media and liberal Twitter is horrible. RedState collected some of the better (and by that I mean worse) responses:
Good. You and your whole TRASHY family deserve it.
— DAWOMAN2FEAR (@TiffanieMarcum) November 30, 2018
Yes, because there’s clearly nothing trashy about wishing ill upon the family of a political figure you don’t like.
But, hey, it made theists of some:
Proof that there is a God?
— Free Reality Winner (@homeless_not) November 30, 2018
Oh, and then there were the jokes about Palin’s troubled son, Track:
You sure those tremors weren’t from Track taking a baseball bat to your house?
— JackyRica (@JackyRica) November 30, 2018
And there were standard-issue awful people:
Good. You deserved that.
— baf666 (@baf666) November 30, 2018
Two responses really stuck out for me, however:
I’m very glad your family is safe, also that you have to deal with what your partys pro oil drilling stance does to poor people. Maybe now you’ll take a stand against efforts to increase drilling in Alaska? But prolly not.
— JakeBrown (@Jake_E_W_Brown) November 30, 2018
So what does this have to do with drilling? Well, who knows? Maybe drilling caused the earth’s plates to shift or something.
You know what else can do that? Climate change, apparently:
So sorry! Perhaps you’ll begin listening to science and climate change. It’s been knocking at your door
— Bill Bash (@wwbash) November 30, 2018
It would be funny if the situation weren’t so serious.
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